It might sound counterintuitive, but January is a surprisingly good month for gift shopping. Now that the Christmas rush is over, deals are quietly popping up around the web, especially on Amazon. Plus, with CES 2019 having just wrapped up in Las Vegas, all sorts of electronics and tech are vying for your attention. We’ve scoured the web and rounded up these cool tech toys under $50 that’ll make you the best gift giver on a budget.
We’ve searched far and wide to bring you the best shopping recommendations! Just a note: Den of Geek may receive a commission from links on this page. Prices & stockage are accurate as of time of publication.
MIONIX NAOS 3200 Multi-Color Ergonomic Optical Gaming Mouse
Priced at $39.99, this ergonomic mouse is perfect for the gaming geek. The Mionix Naos 3200 includes a customizable LED lighting system, maximum grip, and pulsating and breathing effects. Boot up Fortnite, customize some macros on those side buttons, and rise to the top of Battle Royale!
ICE WATER 3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle
Priced at $19.99, this isn’t your parents’ water bottle. This Smart Water Bottle includes a Bluetooth speaker, lights that animate in sync to music, and an hourly glow that reminds you to drink more water and stay hydrated throughout the day.
Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster
At $39.99, the simplest of kitchen tech has been re-imagined for the Dark Jedi. The Darth Vader toaster will bring the dark side to your kitchen counter. Pop in bread, waffles, English muffins, or toaster pastries, and Vader will eject them with the Star Wars logo perfectly toasted on. Whether or not that’s an appropriate use of the Force is for you to decide.
8bitdo SN30 Wireless Bluetooth Classic Controller
Priced at $29.99, the SNES30 is a perfect gift for the retro gamer. Compatible with Mac OSX, Windows, iOS, Android, Wii, and the RetroN5, the SNES30 was made in honor of the upcoming 30th anniversary of the classic SNES. Dash along in Super Mario World, tangle-free!
iHome Star Wars Episode 8 Bluetooth Headphones
You won’t believe what you’re hearing! These wireless and bluetooth enabled headphones feature the red and black palette was inspired by Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Aspiring Jedi Knights are sure to appreciate this gift.
Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger
Priced at $29.99, The loveable BB-8 USB car charger is perfect for your earthly X-Wing. Keep your devices charged with some droid flair—BB-8’s head will rotate and move—while you’re road tripping!
Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera
Priced at $25.98, this wireless smart home camera includes night vision, 2-way audio and works with Alexa. The Wyze Cam delivers live-stream footage directly to your smartphone. Now when the cat blames the dog for the fallen vase, you’ll know the real culprit.
BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset
Priced at $25.99, the BENGOO G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset is compatible with the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and any device with a headphone jack (worry not iPhone users, there’s always your favorite dongle). These noise cancelling headphones with detailed stereo sound are perfect for catching sneaky enemies in Overwatchand more!
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Film Camera
Priced at $42.95, this instant film camera makes the perfect gift for the Instagram addict in your circle. Just like an old-school Polaroid, your photos will print instantly. Snap away!
UBeesize Phone Tripod with Wireless Remote and Universal Clip
Don’t need to print your ‘grams and Snapsterpieces instantly? Look no further than this convenient tripod. Designed to universally fit with any smartphone, this tool will keep your phone perfectly still to capture the right moment, whether it’s a photograph, video, or (sigh) selfie.
Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920
Priced at $49.15, this high-definition webcam is great for recording at your computer, making it the perfect gift for the Twitch streamer in your life. The high quality video and audio won’t disappoint for Skype calls either!
Micca Speck G2 1080p HD Ultra Portable Digital Media Player
This portable digital media player is an excellent solution for streaming on the go. Load up your favorite movies, shows, and songs onto a USB or SD card, hook the device up to an HDMI-compatible screen, and instantly play your favorites!
iOttie iON Wireless Mini Fast Charger
If you’re not wirelessly charging your Qi-compatible phone (like the iPhone 8/X and onward, or the Samsung Galaxy S9), then you’re doing it wrong. This wireless charging pad makes charging your phone as easy as putting it down.
Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
Priced at $39.99, the best-selling Fire TV Stick allows access to tens of thousands of different channels and apps, and over 500,000 movies and TV episodes. Order a pizza, watch a movie, or watch the big game hands-free by using the Alexa voice remote!
Fire 7 Tablet with Alexa
Priced at $49.99, the best-selling Fire 7-inch tablet is back with a new generation and better than ever before. The tablet’s a surprisingly powerful bang-for-your-buck solution for streaming your favorite TV shows, movies, and using thousands of apps!